14 01 22 | Health & Wellbeing

Have your say: Stockport Active Communities Strategy 2022-2030

Have your say: Stockport Active Communities Strategy 2022-2030

Stockport Council are currently refreshing their Active Communities Strategy – an opportunity for the people of Stockport to have their say and influence the future.

The Active Communities Strategy was launched in 2019 and aims to support Stockport residents to become more active and to enjoy the health, social and environmental benefits of being more active.

Evidence that physical activity and movement are good for us is undisputed. However, the factors that currently result in a more sedentary and less active lifestyle are complex. As a result, on average people in the United Kingdom today are 24% less active than in 1961 across all age groups.

Evidence from other high income countries in Europe, such as Finland, the Netherlands and Germany, shows that behaviour change across all sections of society requires large scale and sustained effort at all levels, if daily physical activity is to be regarded as the norm in the modern world. It requires all sectors to accept the need for change, think long term and build on what the evidence demonstrates to both work and be cost effective.

Tackling physical inactivity is both pivotal and catalytic to addressing many of the local health, social, regeneration, transport, environmental and educational inequalities and priorities. Even small increases in levels of physical activity

The presentation that outlines the strategy refresh in detail for your review can be found here. We would really appreciate your input about how your organisation will play a part in the outcome priorities listed in the plan, by contacting active.communities@stockport.gov.uk

For any further general comments please complete the survey > Active Communities Strategy Refresh

Please feel free to share the survey link with anyone else you feel will want to contribute, we are looking to engage with as many people as possible.

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